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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:41 AM
It would be interesting to see what would happen if some brave state decided to go back to the ORIGINAL system, in which state legislatures simply chose the electors, independent of any popular vote. There would probably be a lawsuit based on the awful 14th Amendment, which seems to suggest there is some sort of "right" to vote for electors, which contradicts the Constitution's authorization for state legislatures to choose electors in whatever manner they please--vote or no vote.
In 2000, conservatives were obligated to explain why they supported preservation of the Electoral College even though it produced a victory for their candidate, George W. Bush. In coming elections, their devotion may face a sterner test: Will they favor it if Democrats win the White House even when Republicans carry the popular vote?

Mitt Romney managed to avoid that problem by coming up short across the board. But while Republicans have noticed that the voting public is changing in ways that don't help the GOP, they may not have noticed that the electoral map has also shifted to their clear disadvantage.

Nate...